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Trains from Carbondale to Homewood

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Carbondale - Homewood Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Carbondale to Homewood. Traveling by train from Carbondale to Homewood usually takes around 4 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance277 mi (446 km)
Fastest train4h 14m
Lowest price$39.75
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Saluki
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Carbondale to Homewood

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Dianne

November 8, 2021- Regular commuter

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: Spacious seat, covid safety measures, friendly staff. Cons: More schedules please. Theres only 3 sched per day from Carbondale to Homewood. Tips: Bring your pillows and cover and it’s a perfect ride. Quiet, nice view.

Pros: Spacious seat, covid safety measures, friendly staff. Cons: More schedules please. Theres only 3 sched per day from Carbondale to Homewood. Tips: Bring your pillows and cover and it’s a perfect ride. Quiet, nice view.

3.0

Cynthia

July 16, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: It was all right. Cons: Food prices and ticket prices.

Pros: It was all right. Cons: Food prices and ticket prices.

What is the price of a train ticket from Carbondale to Homewood?

In the last month, $44.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Carbondale to Homewood. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $49.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Carbondale to Homewood by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Carbondale to Homewood in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$51 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$96$77$58$38$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Homewood from Carbondale will be about C$49.37 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Carbondale to Homewood?

There are 3 train lines with service from Carbondale to Homewood. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 41m$113.95
Amtrak City of New Orleans14h 25m$51.51
Amtrak Saluki14h 14m$64.36
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Carbondale to Homewood every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $103.

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  • Amtrak City of New Orleans

    Amtrak City of New Orleans

    The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from Carbondale to Homewood. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Amtrak Saluki

    Amtrak Saluki

    Since its inception in 2006, the Amtrak Saluki line has offered daily train trips between Chicago and Carbondale. The Amtrak Saluki operates along 500 kilometers of railroad, stopping at numerous midwestern towns like Kankakee, Rantoul, and Effingham. The trains on this line are equipped with onboard WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, and a cafe car, with the option to upgrade to business class seating. This line is known for using trains that produce 90% fewer carbon emissions than other trains, meaning that your trip is green as well as convenient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Carbondale to Homewood during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Carbondale to Homewood?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Carbondale to Homewood. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Carbondale to Homewood?

The distance between Carbondale and Homewood is approximately 277 miles, or 446 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Carbondale to Homewood tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Carbondale at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Carbondale to Homewood?

Trains leave the station in Carbondale twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Homewood with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Homewood to Carbondale.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Carbondale where you can board the train to Homewood.

All train stations in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Arrival stations

Homewood has one train station.

Train stations in Homewood:

  • 18015 Park Ave

Need a return trip from Homewood to Carbondale?

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